Tag - Angus linebreeding

Painting of Old Jock

Angus Cattle – Origins, Coat Colors, Linebreeding and Crossbreeding

  Most Aberdeen Angus bulls trace back to Old Jock, a bull from Scotland in the mid-1800s and old cow, Old Granny.  Over time these some of these cattle were polled meaning “without horns.”  Their offspring were exported to the United States into Kansas in 1873, as well as into Argentina, New Zealand and Australia.  Angus cattle are either black or red, with red being recessive.  In the United States there are two separate breed associations (black angus – American Angus...